Morocco: Journalist held for article ON AQIM video: Ali Anouzla

Index Number: MDE 29/012/2013

Moroccan authorities have arrested and detained independent journalist and editor Ali Anouzla, a well known critic of government policies. He is a prisoner of conscience, held for an article published on his news website about a video released by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). He has been detained without charge since 17 September 2013 and is believed to be held under Morocco’s draconian anti-terrorism law.

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